Datepicker

Bootstrap 5 Datepicker

Date picker is a plugin that adds the function of selecting time without the necessity of using custom JavaScript code.

Note: Read the API tab to find all available options and advanced customization


Basic example


Inline version


Translations

The picker can be customized to add support for internationalization. Modify the component options to add translations.


Formats

Use format option to display date in a human-friendly format.

Formatting rules

The following rules can be used to format any date:

Rule Description Result
d Date of the month 1 – 31
dd Date of the month with a leading zero 01 – 31
ddd Day of the week in short form Sun – Sat
dddd Day of the week in full form Sunday – Saturday
m Month of the year 1 – 12
mm Month of the year with a leading zero 01 – 12
mmm Month name in short form Jan – Dec
mmmm Month name in full form January – December
yy Year in short form * 00 – 99
yyyy Year in full form 2000 – 2999

Date limits

Set the minimum and maximum selectable dates with the min and max options.


Disabled dates

The fitler option accept function in which you can specify conditions for date filtering. A result of true indicates that the date should be valid and a result of false indicates that it should be disabled. In the following example all saturdays and sundays will be disabled.


Input toggle

Add data-mdb-toggle="datepicker" to the input element to enable toggling on input click. It is also possible to set toggleButton option to false to remove the toggle button.


Custom toggle icon

You can customize the toggle icon by adding a toggle button template to the component HTML.


Accessibility

We added proper aria attributes to the datepicker controls to make the component accessible. It's possible to change the values of those attributes by modyfing the component options:


If you want to support our friends from Tailwind Elements you can also check out the Tailwind datepicker documentation.

Datepicker - API


Usage

Via data attributes


        <div class="form-outline datepicker">
          <input type="text" class="form-control" id="exampleDatepicker1" />
          <label for="exampleDatepicker1" class="form-label">Select a date</label>
        </div>
      

Via JavaScript


        const options = {
          format: 'dd-mm-yyyy'
        }
        const myDatepicker = new mdb.Datepicker(document.getElementById('myDatepicker'), options)
      

Options

Name Type Default Description
cancelBtnLabel String 'Cancel selection' Changes cancel button aria label
cancelBtnText String 'Cancel' Changes cancel button text
clearBtnLabel String 'Clear selection' Changes clear button aria label
clearBtnText String 'Clear' Changes clear button text
format String 'dd/mm/yyyy' Changes date format displayed in input
inline Boolean false Changes datepicker display mode to inline (dropdown)
max Date - Changes max available date
min Date - Changes min available date
monthsFull Array [ 'January', 'February', 'March', 'April', 'May', 'June', 'July', 'August', 'September', 'October', 'November', 'December', ] Changes array of months full names
monthsShort Array ['Jan', 'Feb', 'Mar', 'Apr', 'May', 'Jun', 'Jul', 'Aug', 'Sep', 'Oct', 'Nov', 'Dec'] Changes array of months short names
okBtnLabel String 'Confirm selection' Changes ok button aria label
nextMonthLabel String 'Next month' Changes next button aria label in days view
nextMultiYearLabel String 'Next 24 years' Changes next button aria label in years view
nextYearLabel String 'Next year' Changes next button aria label in months view
okBtnText String 'Ok' Changes ok button text
prevMonthLabel String 'Previous month' Changes previous button aria label in days view
prevMultiYearLabel String 'Previous 24 years' Changes previous button aria label in years view
prevYearLabel String 'Previous year' Changes previous button aria label in months view
switchToDayViewLabel String 'Choose date' Changes view change button aria label in years view
switchToMonthViewLabel String 'Choose date' Changes view change button aria label in months view
switchToMultiYearViewLabel String 'Choose year and month' Changes view change button aria label in days view
startDate Date - Changes default date to which datepicker will navigate
startDay Number 0 Changes default start day (0 for Sunday, 1 for Monday...)
title String 'Select date' Changes datepicker title
weekdaysFull Array ['Sunday', 'Monday', 'Tuesday', 'Wednesday', 'Thursday', 'Friday', 'Saturday'] Changes array of weekdays full names
weekdaysNarrow Array ['S', 'M', 'T', 'W', 'T', 'F', 'S'] Changes array of weekdays narrow names
weekdaysShort Array ['Sun', 'Mon', 'Tue', 'Wed', 'Thu', 'Fri', 'Sat'] Changes array of weekdays short names
view String 'days' Changes default datepicker view (days/years/months)

Methods

Name Description Example
open Manually opens a datepicker myDatepicker.open()
close Manually closes a datepicker myDatepicker.close()
dispose Disposes a datepicker instance myDatepicker.dispose()
getInstance Static method which allows you to get the datepicker instance associated to a DOM element. Datepicker.getInstance(datepickerEl)

            const datepickerEl = document.getElementById('myDatepicker')
            const datepicker = new mdb.Datepicker(myModalEl)
            datepicker.open()
          

Events

Name Description
open.mdb.datepicker This event fires immediately when the datepicker is opened.
close.mdb.datepicker This event fires immediately when the datepicker is closed.
dateChange.mdb.datepicker This event fires immediately when the new date is selected.

            const myDatepicker = document.getElementById('myDatepicker')
            myDatepicker.addEventListener('open.mdb.datepicker', (e) => {
              // do something...
            })
          

Import

MDB UI KIT also works with module bundlers. Use the following code to import this component:


        import { Datepicker } from 'mdb-ui-kit';